Monsieur Fantômas (Ernst Moerman, 1937)
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Monsieur Fantômas (Ernst Moerman, 1937)
Language
Taal
Langue
Silent film
Subtitles
Ondertitels
Sous-titres
English, French, Dutch
Only available in
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Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands
Duration
Duur
Longueur
17'
Aspect Ratio
Beeldverhouding
Format d'image
1.33

In this surreal silent film, the masked Mr Fantômas - also known as the "Demoralising Lord" - goes through a series of unsavoury adventures in search of his beloved Elvira. Along the way, he commits crimes and violates mores. The film’s main ingredients are amour fou, the meanders of dreams, a fanatical anti-clericalism and a plea for subversion and adventure in a world where nothing is impossible, where the miracle is the shortest route from our uncertainty to mystery.

“Everything is light-hearted and lovely in this film, with intertitles few in number but nevertheless worthy of Tzara or Breton.”

Dominique Païni

Monsieur Fantômas was screened on the same programme as Buñuel’s Un Chien andalou, which seems a good choice as both films have elements in common. First of all, they are both consciously immoral acts of savagery, partly sadistic, partly intellectual satires, with religion and love as their two main objects of attack. It is self-evident that both of them can be described as furiously anticlerical – Buñuel and Moerman were well-known for their virulent, lifelong anti-clericalism.”

Santiago Rubín de Celis

Language
Taal
Langue
Silent film
Subtitles
Ondertitels
Sous-titres
English, French, Dutch
Only available in
Enkel beschikbaar in
Disponible uniquement en
Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands
Duration
Duur
Longueur
17'
Aspect Ratio
Beeldverhouding
Format d'image
1.33
A Film by
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Met
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Jacqueline Arpé, Françoise Bert, L. Degroote, R. Donkers, Léa Dumont, A. Hubner, Mary Mary, Jean Michel, E. Miecret, Ernst Moerman, Ginette Samuel, Léon Smet, Samuel Suzon, E. Van Tonderen, Trudi Van Tonderen, L. Wilden
Script
Scenario
Scénario
Ernst Moerman
Image
Beeld
Image
Norbert Van Peperstraete, Roger Van Peperstraete
Production
Productie
Production
Films Hagen-Tronje